"Enjoying the best luxury lodges and their world-class service in one of the most extreme regions in the world, the Everest region, on our Luxury trek to Everest base camp with helicopter return. Wake up relishing breathtaking mountain landscapes from your room's windows as you ascend towards the Everest Base Camp."
You must have heard about the Everest base camp trek and likely know all the hurdles this world-famous trek possesses, including the limited modern facilities and basic lodges for overnight stay. However, our Everest base camp luxury trek lets the trekkers experience the lavish side of the Khumbu region. The luxury Everest base camp trek 12 days still has all the adventures. We only have sprinkled extravagant lodges, world-class cuisines, and modern amenities in the journey.
The trekkers do not have to compromise on anything and to make the venture even more remarkable, we pick you up in a private helicopter at Kala Patthar (5,644 m). Combining the helicopter tour with the luxury Everest base camp trek will let you witness the jaw-dropping aerial panorama of the Himalayas. Very few travelers get to see this heavenly view because of the expensive price point.
Views during the Everest trek
Throughout the luxury Everest base camp trek, we get to see non-stop incredible views of mountains like Everest (8,849 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), etc. Likewise, diverse scenery and beautiful views of valleys & villages make the journey charming.
Luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return itinerary in brief
The luxury Everest base camp trekking begins with a thrilling commercial flight to Lukla airport (2,846 m). The kind of landing that makes passengers clap! You start the trek at Lukla and descend to Phakding village (2,610 m) on the same day to spend the night. We do so to let our bodies adjust to the altitude. Phakding is situated a couple of hundred meters below Lukla.
On the second day of the trek, the trail leads us to the famous Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). But first, we have to cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and pass by small villages. The trail ascends through dense forests. You get to see a diverse range of flora on the way and may come across exotic wildlife & birds.
Namche Bazaar is our first acclimatization point. We explore the village and hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). The hike presents an outstanding mountain panorama. We may hike to Khumjung monastery (3,790 m) too, depending on our energy. Our next acclimatization stop is Dingboche (4,410 m), but first, we have to pass by Deboche village (3,710 m).
Along the way, we visit the ancient Tengboche (3,860 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m) monasteries. The trail winds through rhododendron and pine forests. We enter the Imja Valley and walk along the verdant foothills. While staying overnight in Dingboche village, we hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100 m). From here, the trees begin to get scarce, and soon we leave the tree line behind.
The thin air and the barren views with giant snow-capped Himalayas mountains in the backdrop are what we see for the next few days. Trekking through Lobuche village (6,119 m) and Gorak Shep (5,164 m), we finally reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). This part of the trail is steep and rugged. We walk on the lateral glacial moraine of the Khumbu glacier.
So, the last part of the luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return involves trekking back to Gorak Shep from EBC to spend the night. The next early morning, we hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), the highest point of our trek and the place where we end trekking. A helicopter pickup from Kala Patthar will let us enjoy the dramatic aerial panorama of the Everest region until we land at Lukla Airport.